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Kevin Spacey, 'House of Cards'
Nomination Status: With no Netflix competition, he should easily return.
In His Favor: It was scenery-chewing, mustache-twirling, accent-lapsing business-as-usual for Kevin Spacey in the second season of "House of Cards." Frank Underwood just got bigger, badder and more powerful in Season 2, so if you liked that sort of thing in Season 1, you'll probably vote for Kevin Spacey again. If you have an Emmy vote, I mean. You probably don't.
Working Against Him: Diminished Season 2 buzz? Strong category? The usual stuff. But it won't make much difference.